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NBN monopoly screws everyone equally and should be privatised

NBN monopoly screws everyone equally and should be privatised In the time before Kevin Rudd, what customers were willing to pay determined our internet speeds, the technologies employed and the companies that wanted our business. Then we had Kevin 07.

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Leyonhjelm: Start the budget from scratch

There is an old joke about a tourist in Ireland who asks a local for directions to Dublin. The Irishman replies: “Well sir, if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here”. Treasurer Scott Morrison could find some insight from that

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The Greens and Labor stopped thousands of same-sex couples from getting married.

There’s a theory doing the rounds that the same-sex marriage lobby resisted the proposal for a plebiscite in February because they thought they would not have won. It’s not a theory to which I subscribe. The polls have always shown

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Our high minimum wages stops low-skill workers getting jobs

There are around 524,000 Australians currently looking for full-time jobs, plus a further 224,000 looking for part-time work. As many of these people know only too well, the unemployment benefit for those over 22 is $535.60 a fortnight for singles

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Stamp duty — it’s stopping you buying a home

While Premier Gladys Berejiklian publicly wrings her hands about housing affordability in Sydney, she knows quite well that the high costs of buying and renting are substantially due to her own desperate addiction to three revenue streams. The first of these

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Drugs are a problem, but not a crime

The use of illegal drugs such as ice is an important community concern. The police, medical services and communities struggle to deal with the aggressive and hyperactive behaviour of ice addicts as well as the crimes they commit to fund

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Try not to be poor, because government is full of middle-class naggers

According to the most recent Global Wealth Report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, Australia leads the world for having the largest proportion of adults who can be described as middle class, and also the smallest percentage of people who

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Assisted suicide: the question of life and death

If you think it’s time the ban on assisted suicide was lifted in your state, you can lobby your local politician and ask them to do something about it. Indeed, you can do the same if you are opposed to

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How to turn the economy around in a week

Treasurer Scott Morrison has asked parliamentarians to partner the government in its efforts to boost the incomes of Australians. Where do I sign? We find out whether we are in recession on March 1, 2017, and there are only seven

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Not just 18C: other speech laws insult us

Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race — important though that is. There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as section 18C of the

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